Generic Intended Learning Outcomes

Self-Assessment of Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

In order to facilitate the development of high quality attributes among graduates, our Centre and Assessment Research Centre (ARC) developed a question bank to set up questionnaires for measuring students’ self-perceived achievement of GILOs. The finding of 7 GILOs, i.e., Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking Skills, Oral and Written Communications Skills, Social Interaction Skills, Ethical Decision Making and Global Perspectives will reflect students’ perceived development and achievement of generic attributes during their studies at the University.

The outcomes also play a critical role in balancing between equipping students for the future and enriching their current lives. Students, by achieving them, are able to understand and negotiate the competing orientations which is an important aspect of their growth and development, i.e., as part of their own life experience and their ongoing personal and social development, to be an active and engaged citizens.

All year-1 full-time undergraduate students will be invited to conduct a survey on Assessing Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) every year and a Student Individual Report, which can help students to self-monitor their GILOs development, will be sent to each participant after then. Programme- and University-level reports will also be generated for the evaluation and enhancement of  learning and teaching at the University.

Our Centre is responsible for administrating and implementing the self-assessment questionnaires on GILOs for year-1 full-time undergraduate students.

For details, please refer to Learning and Teaching website at


Rubrics and Learning Evidence for Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

Our Centre has developed a set of rubrics for the Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) at the University. The rubrics adopt a consistent framework, providing definition and operational criteria for each learning outcome. The performance levels and level descriptors serve as a guide for students and teachers to assess learning and teaching in relation to the GILOs.

Download the Rubrics for Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs):


This set of rubrics is particularly useful for building the student ePortfolios, in which students need a reference for assessing and indicating their learning achievements. Please refer to ../?p=3439 to learn more about the Student ePortfolio at the University. To further demonstrate student application and accomplishment of GILOs, we also provide a compilation of learning evidence selected from exemplary students’ works as examples, including coursework and ePortfolios. These examples of learning evidence are grouped in three sets according to their relevance to the criteria of each learning outcome in the rubrics.


Dissemination of GILOs at the Briefing on Learning Outcomes

A presentation about the University’s Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) was given by Prof. KONG Siu Cheung, the Director of LTTC, to programme staff members on 12 September 2017. Programme staff members were introduced to the rubrics and learning evidence for GILOs in the session.

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